Following a brand new special look at Captain Marvel, the studio behind the film has finally started to share more information about what to expect. Namely, the movie’s basic plot and why Nick Fury used a cosmic pager to call Captain Marvel at the end of Avengers: Infinity War.
According to Jonathan Schwartz, Captain Marvel’s executive producer, while the film is an origin story, the structure will be a little different. When the film begins, we’ll meet Carol Danvers (a.k.a. Captain Marvel) as a member of Starforce, an elite military squad in the Kree army.
“You get a glimpse of her squad there, the Starforce, led by Jude Law’s character,” Schwartz explained. “Very quickly along this journey they get dispatched on a mission to an alien planet to fight the Skrulls and over the course of that mission, [Danvers] is captured by the Skrulls.”
Soon, Danvers escapes captivity and eventually winds up on Earth, where she meets a much younger Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), who still has two good eyes. The two team up to stop a Skrull plot on Earth, while also getting to the bottom of Danvers’s mysterious past.
Along the way, the film will also reveal why Nick Fury calls Captain Marvel using a cosmic pager at the end of Avengers: Infinity War.
“I think we will understand over the course of these movies why Fury makes the decisions that he does,” Schwartz said. “He’s always a mysterious guy, and he always has his own reasons, but hopefully, we can clarify some of that for the audience.”
Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8, only two months from today.